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August 26, 2010

Ozawa Steps Up

After weeks of speculation, Japan’s political titan has decided to vie for the DPJ leadership.

Looming Ozawa Decision
August 25, 2010

Looming Ozawa Decision

Will heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa really stand in the soon-to-come leadership election?

Bureaucratic Fascism?
July 27, 2010

Bureaucratic Fascism?

Japan’s preferred choice for PM says the country could slip back into ‘bureaucratic fascism.’

Through Kan’s Fingers
July 13, 2010

Through Kan’s Fingers

Now, the question looms even larger. Was Kan the right choice to replace Hatoyama?

Not Your Average Election
June 30, 2010

Not Your Average Election

There’s a lot at stake for all players in Japan’s upcoming mid-term election.

Kan for Japan?
June 03, 2010

Kan for Japan?

Of all the likely replacements for Hatoyama, it looks like one Naoto Kan stands in the lead.

February 17, 2010

Deadly Year for Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists has just released its report for 2009, and noted last year was the deadliest so far for members of the media, with 71 deaths in cases where the motive has been confirmed.This was largely due to the single attack i

February 10, 2010

Bad Winner?

How do you reassure supporters of your beaten electoral opponent, especially if many of them hail from a minority that you have vowed to help reintegrate into society, that their voice will get a sympathetic hearing? Presumably not by having the army

The Road to Normalcy
January 25, 2010

The Road to Normalcy

The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam last May has breathed new life into the democratic process for once marginalised groups in Tamil politics, says Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe. And, as Sri Lankans prepare to head to the polls, he says a new optimism is emerging that their society can be rebuilt.

An Interview with Juan Cole
November 04, 2009

An Interview with Juan Cole

The Diplomat speaks with leading Afghanistan commentator Juan Cole, author of the Informed Comment blog, about the recent election, the abandoned run-off and the future of US forces in the country.

September 23, 2009

Tehran Ignites

In June, Austin Mackell was in Iran for The Diplomat to get a sense of modern life inside the Islamic Republic.

September 09, 2009

Interview with Anwar Ibrahim

The Diplomat’s exclusive interview with Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.

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